Join Patch For Presidential Debate

RSVP to take part in Patch presidential debate viewing party Oct. 16 in Westbury.

The political universe will turn its gaze to Long Island Oct. 16 when Hofstra plays host to the second presidential debate.

Don't have an in with President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney?

Then join Patch at our presidential debate viewing party at UFCW Local 1500‎ in Westbury. As your source for local news, events and more, Patch will cover the debate from a distinctly Long Island perspective. The event starts at 8:30 p.m.

So come on out for food and politics served hot. And let your voice be heard in real time. 

To RSVP: Visit http://www.patchelectionsparty.eventbrite.com

Gone October 09, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Sounds like a fair and impartial place to meet. Good job Patch!
MTR October 09, 2012 at 04:43 PM
That's hilarious a Union hall debate. ROMNEY BY A LANDSLIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thomas October 10, 2012 at 12:24 AM
If I see one more Join Me Barack Hussein Obama political ads on Patch I'm going to puke.
paul October 10, 2012 at 02:50 AM
I complained about the same thing to the Patch weeks ago.. I guess a paid ad is a paid ad.. I hate it so much, it is disgusting.........
Joe Dowd (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 06:42 AM
Thor: Any chance you could come out. I'd like to meet you. I heard the food was going to be good. Please consider it. Best.. jd
Joe Dowd (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 06:42 AM
Thomas and Paul: They are paid ads.
Vincent October 10, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Nassau Taxpayer already has obama winning this debate at the UFCW (whatever that stands for) hall. Anyone whose major issue is keeping taxpayer money going to big bird gets his vote.
Rich Jacques (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Thor: To answer your question directly, I hear your concerns regarding the choice of venues. I can understand why you feel that a union hall is not the best choice. I will bring it up to management and report back to you what the reasoning is behind their decision.
Vincent October 10, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Rich Jacques: I hope managements answer is that AOL/Huffington Post which the Patch is affiliaetd with is left leaning. Or tilted if they prefer. But at a union hall? Wow!
Strug Lynn October 10, 2012 at 02:33 PM
I am so sick of looking at Barack and Michelle on the Patch, I come here very rarely now. I don't care if it is paid, if you want to claim to be impartial, you are doing a poor job of showing it.
Strug Lynn October 10, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Oh, and I am in a LI union and we are being told to support Obama and Carolyn McCarthy (the one trick pony). Just saying.
Vincent October 10, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Nassau Taxpayer: Let's play a game of do you know where your tax money goes? Sesame Workshop CEO makes $684,000. Your tax dollars at work! But you knew that didn't you?
Concerned Citizen October 10, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Frank T October 10, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Big Bird has factories in China churning out lead based toys. Barak says dog taste like chicken.
Gone October 10, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Thank you Rich. Joe, I think I will pass.
sadeto October 10, 2012 at 08:24 PM
His total compensation is closer to $1 million. A bit high for an organization with $140 million in revenue. But not outrageous. And almost none of it comes from tax dollars. One third of their revenue comes from combined corporate, foundation and government support. But in reality no direct Federal money goes to Sesame Street, a very small amount goes through PBS. So it's really a non-issue.
JOE October 11, 2012 at 11:27 AM
How about the amount of people that have or are collecting unemployment/food stamps / welfare beacuse of people like Romney who buy companies to strip them and downsize them for profit? the answer , too many people to count them all
JOE October 11, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Strug lee You are probably not being "told". They are advising you to vote for the cadidate who is NOT looking to get rid of you and your union. Romney hates unions and worker rights . The fact that you are a union member should alone be the reason that you vote for Obama
David Reich-Hale (Editor) October 12, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Hey everyone, Thanks for commenting. We have held gatherings and sponsored events with all sorts of organizations. In this case, the union hall happens to be where the event is being held. They will have zero influence on our debate coverage other than as one of many participants at the party. Speaking of which, we have extended this offer to all sorts of people and organizations, both conservative and liberal. We extend the offer to all of you. We control the invite list. The union does not. We hope to see you there. Just remember to RSVP. If not, we hope you're on our live blog that night, taking part. Enjoy the last few weeks of the campaign. David Reich-Hale Senior Regional Editor, Long Island and NYC Patch.com
Scott Wilson October 15, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Has anyone watched the movie Obama 2016?
John Gruber October 15, 2012 at 09:24 PM
not sure what dogs have to do with politics...
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